Member of The Month, Oxfordshire Tri, Parking – Oxford Tri Newsletter

Good Evening Oxford Tri Family

What a beautiful week. It was so great to see so many people at the Burgers and Beers social after the lake and so great to see many new faces too! I really do hope that people had a great time and do not worry this won’t be the last one of the year too! Our plan is to have another one in August,, but there will be a twist! You’ll need to make sure you keep checking your emails for when this is announced.

We are ½ way there with the safety cover for this week. I will be around to help anyone out who is unsure of the role. You can sign up here.

Land Safety –

I hope you all have a great weekend in the sun and if you have skin anything like mine, please do remember your sun cream!

God Bless 


Member of the Month – May

Those of you at the lake got the exclusive for our Member of the Month for May who we are delighted to announce is Jack Clark. Jack arrived at Oxford Tri having never ventured into the world of Swim, Bike, Run. Over the past year he has been a familiar face at training and this has commitment and training has been evident as he smashed his most recent race at Outlaw 70.3 Nottingham. Jack thanks for being an awesome part of the Oxford Tri Family.

Oxfordshire Triathlon Series – Club Champs 2nd July

Another shout out for the next event in our Club Champs after Dorney is the closest one of the year The Oxfordshire Triathlon Series at Queenford Lake. It’s a 1km open water swim, a scenic, fast yet challenging 35km bike route and a flat 7.5km run.

In 2019 Abingdon Vale Triathletes had 20 members racing. Not that were competitive but we think we can beat that! Thanks to our club captain Sarah we have also managed to secure a 10% discount which makes it a really reasonable price considering the distance. Use the code ‘OXTRIDISC’ when signing up. I have already signed up myself along with a number of members, will you be joining us?

As we are so local this time I thought it might be nice to host the lunch myself. This will probably take the form of a BBQ but more details to follow soon!

Entries can be found here –

Saturday Parking at the Lake

Again a big thanks to everyone who has been following our parking request. For the last time and for those who didn’t catch this our hosts they have asked that on Saturday mornings if we could park in the designated open water swimmers carpark.

This parking can be accessed from Drayton Rd. I have included a google maps link here and included a picture below. If you are parking on gravel on Saturday mornings you are in the wrong place and will most likely be politely asked to move (unless you have a valid reason for parking there i.e. Blue Badge). Please, please, please follow this. We have a really good relationship with the lake and would like to keep it this way. They are more than happy for us to park in the gravel car park on the Wednesday nights.

Training Calendar 

See the official calendar for full info and sign up links. 

Saturday 10th June: Open Water Swim – Queensford Lake @ 08:00

Monday 12th June: Coached Swim – Abingdon @ 20:30

Tuesday 13th June: Member Lead Social Run – Headington Hill @ 19:00

Tuesday 13th June: Coached Swim – Thame Pool @ 20:00

Wednesday 14th  June: Open Water Swim – Queensford Lake @ 19:00

Thursday 15th June: Coached Run Session – Horspath Athletic Track @ 19:00

Friday 16th June: Strength and Conditioning Online @ 07:15

Friday 16th June: Coached Swim – Kidlington Pool @ 19:00

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